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Cormann coy on senate crossbench deals for tax cuts

Cormann coy on senate crossbench deals for tax cuts

FULL INTERVIEW: Finance Minister Mathias Cormann is refusing to confirm or deny whether the Coalition will seek to make a deal with key crossbench senators in order to pass its tax reform package. One Nation leader Pauline Hanson has said she will only consider backing the tax cuts if the government meets a number of demands, including putting funds

Coalition has put Labor in a tight spot over tax cuts but it faces risks too

Coalition has put Labor in a tight spot over tax cuts but it faces risks too

The finance minister, Mathias Cormann, has warned the crossbench there will be no wheeling and dealing to pass the government’s package on income tax cuts . He would say that, wouldn’t he? How many times have we seen warnings that nothing is to be gained from horse trading and threats to put legislation to a vote – only for the government to agree

Pressure mounts on Labor over income tax cuts

Pressure mounts on Labor over income tax cuts

Pressure is mounting on Labor after Finance Minister Mathias Cormann ruled out doing any deals with the crossbench to win the support for its full income tax cuts package. The Coalition will make tax cuts the priority for Parliament's first sitting week next month, as it wants to force Labor to support the proposed changes. The proposed cuts would

Cormann again warns Labor on tax cuts plan

Cormann again warns Labor on tax cuts plan

Senator Cormann has been locked in negotiations with the Senate crossbench over the 10-year income tax relief plan. One Nation was demanding action on power prices and water storage in return for its support, while the Centre Alliance wanted more help for pensioners. But Senator Cormann, who is the coalition government's leader in the Senate, now appears

Coalition tax cuts: Jacqui Lambie says she will consult widely before agreeing to plan

Coalition tax cuts: Jacqui Lambie says she will consult widely before agreeing to plan

Jacqui Lambie , the Tasmanian senator whose vote may be critical to the success of the government’s tax cut plan, says she will seek widespread briefings before declaring her hand on the Coalition’s $158bn package. Labor is also holding out its support for the entire three-stage tax plan, insisting the government split the legislation so that the first

No chance of splitting tax laws: Cormann

No chance of splitting tax laws: Cormann

Senator Cormann is locked in negotiations with the Senate crossbench over the 10-year income tax relief plan. He needs support from four of six crossbenchers to legislate the cuts in three weeks' time. One Nation senators are demanding action on power prices and water storage in return for their support, while Centre Alliance senators want more help

No chance of ‘splitting’ income tax bills: Cormann

No chance of ‘splitting’ income tax bills: Cormann

FULL INTERVIEW: Treasurer Mathias Cormann says there will be 'no chance' the government will split its income tax policy into separate bills in order to pass it through the parliament. The Coalition is forging ahead with its plan to pass its $158 billion tax package when parliament sits in three weeks. The Coalition’s tax plan is scheduled to be

Wayne Swan says combating inequality remains 'Labor’s sacred mission'

Wayne Swan says combating inequality remains 'Labor’s sacred mission'

The ALP president Wayne Swan has declared the party needs to stay the course with economic policy that combats inequality as it regroups after the election defeat, because that agenda remains “Labor’s sacred mission”. As senior figures position ahead of a campaign review , and ahead of a policy reboot telegraphed by the new leader, Anthony Albanese